This Dutch fort was constructed from 1889 to 1897 as part of the Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam). In 1914-1918, the fort was mobilized. During the occupation years, the fort was used by the Germans, who blew up the only gun turret (picture 3). They also build an anti aircraft gun bunker on top of the fort. An Allied Ventura bomber crashed in the fortress's moat on 3 May 1943.
The fort today:
It is currently going under the name 'Het Kunstfort bij (The Art Fortress at) Vijfhuizen and is open to the public. It isn't a military museum, so there' are only exhibits about modern art inside the fort.
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